Brain-Computer Interaction Maurice Rekrut, Mansi Sharma, Matthias Schmitt, Michael Barz

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03.07.2020

Group work starting next week

Dear students,

 

we finally received the go for our group work phase in the DFKI building starting from next week Wednesday, 8th of July 2020. Unexpectedly we even received the ok to have the whole groups working in one room, which means that you will be able... Read more

Dear students,

 

we finally received the go for our group work phase in the DFKI building starting from next week Wednesday, 8th of July 2020. Unexpectedly we even received the ok to have the whole groups working in one room, which means that you will be able to work at DFKI with the hardware all together. The crisis management granted us a meeting room (Turing 1) which we have booked from next week until the first of October. The plan is that you will work there in groups and that we also have the final presentation/demo in this room.

The plan for the next week is, that we will prepare this room for you on Monday and Tuesday so that you have all the hardware setup you need in this room including a PC, EEG-Headsets and VR-headsets. The PC should have all necessary software environments and libraries needed and all hardware installed already. On your first day you will receive a short safety instruction concerning Corona rules and an introduction by one of our colleagues Tobias about how to use the EEG-Headset, how to record data, start and stop measurements etc. as well as an introduction to the Unity scene for those of you who are using it.

The preliminary schedule looks as follows:

Wednesday 8th of July, 10 am - 5 pm: MI Group

Thursday 9th of July, 10 am - 5 pm: Automated Training Group

Friday 10th of July, 10 am - 5 pm: Visual Stress Group

The week after on Monday will be reserved for MI Group again, Tuesday Automate Training Group, Wednesday Visual Stress Group and so on until Oktober.

Please note that those dates, beside the first 3 where you will receive introduction to the hardware and the general safety rules, are not mandatory appointments. If you do not want to or are not able to be at DFKI for that one day just inform me or your tutor about it. Please do so, as for safety regulations I was asked to open the door for you each and every day at the DFKI Vis-Center entrance, right in front of the Mensa. The reason for choosing this entrance is, that it is the shortest path through the DFKI building to the meeting room.

Those and other safety measures and checklists will be send to you via mail today. Please read those documents carefully as those rules currently apply for everybody working in the building and I was asked to get a signature of all of you on the first meeting in the building that you have read those regulations and confirm to follow those rules carefully.

If there should be any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me, otherwise have a nice weekend everybody and see you according to the dates mentioned above next week.

Don't forget to bring a mask! wink

 

Best,

Maurice

05.06.2020

gtec BCI Summer School

Dear students,

 

the gtec company, manufacturer of biosignal amplifiers and EEG-headsets, offers a summer school on Brain-Computer Interfaces:

https://www.gtec.at/summer-school-2020/

Due to the Corona-Situation it will take place online and is free of... Read more

Dear students,

 

the gtec company, manufacturer of biosignal amplifiers and EEG-headsets, offers a summer school on Brain-Computer Interfaces:

https://www.gtec.at/summer-school-2020/

Due to the Corona-Situation it will take place online and is free of charge. I can only recommend to participate in this webinar as there will be interesting talks about seminar related topics and maybe you can pick up some fancy ideas for your own implementation there ;-)

In the end you will even receive a certificate.

So feel free to join and listen to interesting BCI-talks :-)

 

Best,


Maurice

03.06.2020

Upcoming submissions

Dear students,

 

just for clarification purposes, on the kickoff slides at slide 4 we spoke about organizational matters - When? The point about the development of the implementation plan in week 6 is just about the development, you do not need to submit this... Read more

Dear students,

 

just for clarification purposes, on the kickoff slides at slide 4 we spoke about organizational matters - When? The point about the development of the implementation plan in week 6 is just about the development, you do not need to submit this plan in CMS as you will present it at the group talks. 

Upcoming submissions/exam performances are

  • your talk about the results of the literature research and your implementation plan - 17th of June from 10 - 12 am
  • the demo of your prototype - end of September, date tba
  • the final summary of your work - end of September, date tba

 

Best,

Maurice

02.06.2020

Literature & Implementation plan presentation

Hi all,

 

we would like to have our literature & implementation plan presentation on

Wednesday 17th of June from 10 - 12 via Zoom (link will be provided separately)

Each group should prepare a 20 minutes presentation about the results of their literature... Read more

Hi all,

 

we would like to have our literature & implementation plan presentation on

Wednesday 17th of June from 10 - 12 via Zoom (link will be provided separately)

Each group should prepare a 20 minutes presentation about the results of their literature research and their implementation plan. Make sure to split up the presentation equally among all team members and that each of you speaks ca. 5 minutes. 

Each presentation will be followed by a discussion and the tutors will ask questions.

After this presentation you will receive the go for the implementation part or the advice on how to adjust your implementation plan before you can start implementing.

 

Best regards,

The BCI-Team

18.05.2020

Literature Review

Dear Students,

 

Just for clarity, Literature Research is a group task. Please align with your teammates for the related work, future presentations and implementation. Also, every group needs to submit one PDF version of the preliminary findings so far on 28th... Read more

Dear Students,

 

Just for clarity, Literature Research is a group task. Please align with your teammates for the related work, future presentations and implementation. Also, every group needs to submit one PDF version of the preliminary findings so far on 28th May. 

 

Best Regards,

Mansi 

12.05.2020

Registration and Withdrawal

Dear Students,

 

As per the regulations for seminar,  Registration ( via HISPOS/LSF) and Withdrawal from seminar is only possible before 25th of May. 

Please Note: After this date,  Deregistration and Withdrawal is not possible at all... Read more

Dear Students,

 

As per the regulations for seminar,  Registration ( via HISPOS/LSF) and Withdrawal from seminar is only possible before 25th of May. 

Please Note: After this date,  Deregistration and Withdrawal is not possible at all !

 

Regards,

BCI Team

07.05.2020

Groups assigned => start researching! :)

Dear all,

 

registration is closed and the groups are assigned, so it's time to start with the literature research! You can find your topic description as well as all the initial papers to start with here in the CMS on the Materials page.

If you should get... Read more

Dear all,

 

registration is closed and the groups are assigned, so it's time to start with the literature research! You can find your topic description as well as all the initial papers to start with here in the CMS on the Materials page.

If you should get into trouble during the process, e.g. not being able to access literature, uncertainty if a paper is a valid scientific source, or if you are not sure if you are looking into the right direction at all, please contact your tutor. As Matthias is currently still on vacation, I assigned myself as tutor for the Motor-Imagery BCI group and you can contact me in case of any questions
Concerning the fact, that a literature research can be cumbersome, confusing and sometimes misleading we would ask you to submit preliminary results of your literature research after 3 weeks from now on at 28th of May here in the CMS. Submission will open on 28th at 00:00 and be opened until 23:59 the same day. Please submit a PDF including a list of all the literature you have collected so far and which you consider relevant for your topic. We will have a look at it and inform you if you are on the right track.

So far, everybody stay healthy and happy researching smiley


The BCI-Team 

06.05.2020

Deadline Extended

Dear Students,

 

The deadline for voting is extended till 6 pm. Please make sure that you fill out your preferences on time.

 

Regards,

Mansi

05.05.2020

Re:Voting for Seminar Topics

Dear Students,

Finally, I think everybody can see the tutorial slots. 

Slot 1 : Visual Stress

Slot 2 : Automatic training and labeling

Slot 3 : Motor Imagery

 

Please ignore the day and timing of all the tutorials slots for now. 

If there is... Read more

Dear Students,

Finally, I think everybody can see the tutorial slots. 

Slot 1 : Visual Stress

Slot 2 : Automatic training and labeling

Slot 3 : Motor Imagery

 

Please ignore the day and timing of all the tutorials slots for now. 

If there is still any problem, feel free to contact me.

 

Regards,

Mansi

05.05.2020

Voting for Seminar Topics

Dear Students,

 

You can now start filling your preferences for each topic until 12 pm Wednesday.

Please see the Materials section for more information about the topics.

 

Thanks and Regards,

Mansi

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Brain-Computer Interaction

Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) have been a widely researched topic for the last 20 years. BCIs make use of brain activity to create controls for computers or machines in general. The most common approach to establish such a connection between computer and brain is to measure the electrical activity of the brain at the scalp surface, via Electroencephalography (EEG). Those EEG devices are non-invasive, comparably cheap and can nowadays even be used with dry electrode caps, which makes them easy to setup. Within this seminar you will learn about different techniques and types of BCIs and develop your own Brain-Computer Interface with a dry electrode EEG-headset in a group project.



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